Monthly Archives: May 2012

Video Game System Icons!? Finally!

These Icons prove helpful when wanting to customize and label your emulators and ROM folders on your personal PC.

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CoolROM – Site of the Month – May 2012

Best ROM Collection: GBA, PSOne and N64
Rating: 4/5

You may have stumbled upon in your ROM hunting adventures, and if you did, you probably have it bookmarked.
Compared to other ROM dumps, CoolRom is simple, secure, fast and technically ad-free.
CoolROM is also one of the few sites that respects ESA rights.
They tell you straight-up if you want that pirated shit, go find it on some other website.
Forums here can be annoyingly overloaded with thousands of people asking stupid questions like: “What hole do I plug the controller in?”
registering to post and peruse will not hurt you in the long run, as it gives you access to their NDS and PSOne ROM collections.
(Where I’ve found many a title, yuck-software free, when I could find it no place else.)
This will also allow you to pool and benefit from the wealth of information as always available in these nerd ponds.
They’re tutorial section is a bit oversimplified but does more than most sites.
They’re pool of emulator downloads is average, but also maintains to do what many sites do not….
Appeal to the Mac Users: Check out their Mac only Page.
Their ROM Collection is accurate, organized, rated and filled with 100% working ROM’s and links.
(and when you do download a ROM or ISO, you get only ONE functioning file not seventeen files from three different regions with random HACKER CODES at the end of them.) šŸ˜€
Although, you will find a few missing, hacked or poorly dumped ROMS due to their respect of ESA and lack of support in foreign ROMS (lack of working JP and EU titles really).

Overall though, SS takes CoolROM into consideration first when looking for a ROM they can play and trust.
Like your Mom’s cat.

Safety: 4/5
Amount: 3/5
Simplicity: 5/5
Helpful: 4/5
Ad-Free: 4/5

Overall: 4/5

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Commander Keen 4: Secret of the Oracle/Goodbye Galaxy!

Where U Can Get It: DOS Games Archive
What U Can Play It On: DOSBox
Year Released: December 15th, 1991
Preferred Controls: Keyboard
Rating: 4.4/5

Commander Keen…
You short, white and purple little boy…
All dressed up to the nines…
Building advanced spaceships in your backyard whilst pillaging your brother’s closet for football helmets…
Landing on Mars…
Avoiding crazed aliens, mushrooms and indistinct, insane, bouncing shapes with your pogo stick…
Ahh Memories…

This Ctrl-Alt-Space-Direction adventure really made a difference.
Apogee and id were takingĀ  there DOS Games to a surreal pretext with this game.
With almost 8 games directly made from him and his exploits, he’s become a DOS icon.
Forever engraving Commander Keen as the mascot for there company and future products, like DOOM, Duke Nukem and Wolfenstein 3D.
(Where he makes numerous cameo appearances)
I picked the fourth episode for this review, because it truly shows you the best sides of the Commander Keen franchise on its original platform. (Episode 5 and 6 are almost identical in control, “story” and look)
I encourage you to play the entire series on the DOS though.
As I did at age 5 and again at age 21.

Let’s list the things that make this game eternal though,

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